I just started to hear a noise coming from the front left tire of my 2002 Volvo XC70. I noticed it when I was driving down Rte 9 next to some cement barriers. The noise became less noticeable as my speed decreased. I believe this is probably due to a worn brake pad indicator. The car was purchased two years ago with 44K miles on it. It now has 61K on it. New brake pads were installed 2 years ago. When I had my 60K check up months ago, brake pads were not mentioned as an issue. So, while I am surprised, I think that is the issue.<p>In addition, I am noticing that my car vibrates once it exceeds 65 mph on the highway (certainly not a Volvo safety mechanism <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> ) Is it possible that the two are related? The worn brake pad indicator is making the grinding noise and causing the front of the car to vibrate? Or are they different?<p>My search within the forums has brought up Road Force Balancing or something along those lines as a solution for road vibration. I am thinking of bringing it in to my local dealer - Farrell Volvo - to have them take a look. Any thoughts on what this could be before I do that? My tires are also two years old and appear to be in good shape, but I anticipate getting new tires next fall for the winter.<p>Thanks.